Marjorie Greene pushed an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory in 2018 that a space laser ignited California's worst wildfire of all time

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., wears a "Trump Won" face mask as she arrives on the floor of the House to take her oath of office on opening day of the 117th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 Erin Scott/Pool via AP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is under fire for a series of threats and conspiracy theories posted online years before being elected. After CNN reported threats she made to Democratic lawmakers, she deleted many of the posts. Media Matters for Am...
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The QAnon Shaman says he's willing to testify at Trump's impeachment trial - against the president

Jacob Chansley, the "Q Shaman," was one of several protesters to confront Capitol police officers at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images QAnon Shaman, real name Jacob Chansley, said he'd speak at Trump's impeachment trial next month. Chansley's lawyer said his client used to love the former president bu...
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Biden expected to appoint nuclear deal architect as US Iran envoy

Obama-era diplomat Robert Malley will face task of repairing ties that worsened under Trump after withdrawal from nuclear pactThe Biden administration is expected name Robert Malley, a former top adviser in the Obama administration, as special envoy for Iran, according to multiple sources.Malley was a key member of former Barack Obama’s team that negotiated the nuclear accord with Iran and world powers, an agreement that Donald Trump abandoned in 2018 in the face of strong opposition from Washin...
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Nintendo Claims All Players Can Wear Space Buns in Animal Crossing

Stardewleaf, an individual playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons that was viciously attacked by the outrage mob for daring to create a white character with the “space buns” hairstyle, recently returned to Twitter with an email from Nintendo Customer Support saying that players are allowed to wear whatever in-game items they want, regardless of race or […]
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What Should Employers Expect from the New Biden Administration?

Did you hear the one about the two employment lawyers who walked into a Zoom? If you know of a good punch line, then you may have figured out that the answer is actually a link: Employment law attorney Eric Meyer (who writes the always topical blog Employer Handbook) and I have a lunchtime webinar scheduled for Friday, January 28th at noon on all things employment law. You can find the link here. Like most good Zoom sessions, we promise we won’t take ourselves too seriously.  But we will try to ...
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Arizona Republican introduced a bill to let state legislature overturn results in a presidential election

A man holds a sign reading "Q Sent me" as supporters of Donald Trump gather to protest outside the Maricopa County Election Department as counting continues after the US presidential election in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 5, 2020. OLIVIER TOURON/AFP via Getty Images An Arizona Republican introduced a bill that would let the state legislature decide presidential elections. Rep. Shawnna Bolick's legislation would allow lawmakers to overturn the secretary of state's certification of an ele...
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Officials in the District of Columbia slapped down a proposal to install permanent fencing around the US Capitol

Razor wire and fences still surround the United States Capitol building at sunrise a few days after the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images DC officials oppose the proposal to permanently keep a fence around the Capitol.  The fence was put up days after supports of Trump stormed the Capitol.  On Thursday, the acting Capitol Police chief suggested that fixture permanently remains as a means to protect la...
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Legendary Actress Cicely Tyson Dies at 96

Cicely Tyson, the legendary actress whose career spanned more than seven decades and became known for her portrayal of strong Black women, has died at the age of 96. According to the Associated Press, Tyson’s death was announced by her family (via her manager Larry Thompson) and no other details were immediately provided. “With heavy heart, the family of Miss Cicely Tyson announces her peaceful transition this afternoon. At this time, please allow the family their privacy,” the statement issued ...
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Sarah Sanders raises $1m in four days in run for Arkansas governor

Former Trump press secretary’s early haul signals how expensive the 2022 race could becomeThe former White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, has raised more than $1m in the first four days of her bid for Arkansas governor, her campaign has said.Sanders announced on Monday she was running for Arkansas governor with a nearly eight-minute video that embraced former president Donald Trump, even as the Senate prepared for an impeachment trial on charges he incited the deadly riot at the US Capito...
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A loophole might allow lawmakers to bring guns into the Capitol, but it's not a free pass to violate local laws

A police officer stands guard near the north door of the Capitol on November 1, 2019, in Washington, DC. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images An exception to a Capitol gun ban lets lawmakers store their licensed firearms in their offices. Some have chosen to wear them on their person, dodging security measures after the Capitol siege.  Lawyers told Insider the exception doesn't give lawmakers a pass to walk around with guns in DC.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
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Marjorie Taylor Greene deleted past social media posts that endorsed fringe conspiracy theories after scrutiny

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is seen with her face mask pulled down as she speaks with a colleague on the floor of the House on January 3, 2021 for the swearing in of the new Congress. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene removed Facebook posts that showed her support for fringe conspiracy theories, CNN reported.  The newly-elected congresswoman faced new condemnation this week over her posts claiming mass-shooting are "false flags" to justify gun control and supporting the...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discusses the GameStop and Robinhood trading drama on Twitch

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the U.S. Capitol. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke about the GameStop and Robinhood trading drama on a livestream Thursday night. Ocasio-Cortez said she would be joined by two guests to offer insight and updates on the matter. Earlier in the day, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her criticism of Robinhood's decision to restrict some trading. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following days of Re...
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Biden Could Send Electric Vehicle Stocks Soaring

Electric vehicle stocks have soared to new records in the first month of 2021, and with Biden in the White House, the industry could be...
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State’s choice of Blue Shield to take over vaccine distribution spurs questions

This week’s announcement that Healthcare giant Blue Shield of California had been tapped to take over the state’s much-criticized coronavirus vaccination rollout took many by surprise, and prompted concerns among some about equitable distribution to hard-hit communities. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez had to do a doubletake just hours after she and her colleagues left a meeting with county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “Within a couple of hours the news came that Blue Sh...
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Parents of Sandy Hook victims denounce Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican conspiracy theorist who said school shootings were staged

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks as ex-President Donald Trump listens at a campaign rally on Jan. 4, 2021. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, has claimed school shootings are staged. On Thursday, Republicans appointed Greene to the House Education and Labor Committee. Parents of children killed at Sandy Hook called the move an "attack" on survivors. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the newly elec...
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2A Jeopardy: Biden ‘Committed’ to ‘Reform Court System’ Including SCOTUS

Far-left advocacy groups are pressing Joe Biden to fulfill his commitment for a “bipartisan commission to study Supreme Court reforms.”, iStock-1020504756 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Sworn into office with a widely-reported gun control plan just waiting to be unleashed, Joe Biden is “committed” to act on his campaign promise to create a “bipartisan commission to study Supreme Court reforms,” according to Fox News. If the scenario plays out, it could open the door for anti-gun Democrats to pack t...
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The Republican Party is in a 'no-win situation' after the Capitol riot, and lawmakers will be watching closely to see if Trump is losing his grip on the base

Business Insider Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Alex Wong/Getty Images Republicans are facing a "no-win situation" after the Trump presidency, experts told Insider. How do they satisfy Trump supporters, avoid alienating moderate Republicans, and build the base? And the biggest question on GOP lawmakers' minds is what Trump's next role will be within the party. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. During the presidential primaries in 2016, Republican Sen. L...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will discuss the GameStop and Robinhood trading drama with Chamath Palihapitiya on Twitch

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the U.S. Capitol. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will talk about the GameStop and Robinhood trading drama on a livestream Thursday night. Ocasio-Cortez said she would be joined by two guests to offer insight and updates on the matter. Earlier in the day, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her criticism of Robinhood's decision to restrict some trading. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following days o...
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Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking actress, dies at 96

By Hillel Italie and Mark Kennedy | Associated PressNEW YORK — Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper's wife in "Sounder," a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers' hearts in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," died Thursday at age 96.Tyson's death was announced by her family, via her manager Larry Thompson, who did not immediately provide additional details."With heavy heart, the family of Miss Cice...
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How Anthony Fauci Survived Donald Trump

The new White House chief medical adviser explains what it was really like to work for an administration that tried constantly to undermine him.
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LA’s COVID-related financial problems to get worse before they get better, says city controller

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin said Thursday that the city’s pandemic-related financial problems will likely get worse before they get better. The city’s revenues decreased by 4% between July 1, 2019, and June 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while in the previous fiscal year, revenues increased by 13.7%, according to the Fiscal Year 2020 annual financial report the controller released Thursday. The 2020 loss equates to $17.5 billion, attributed to the pandemic’s impact on tra...
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It’s official: Mayor Wheeler adds Sam Adams to his team

Sam Adams at a Safe Routes to School event in north Portland in 2010.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Former Portland mayor and transportation commissioner Sam Adams is back. Mayor Ted Wheeler has confirmed a strong hunch we shared earlier this month that Adams would be added to his staff. In a statement published today, Wheeler said Adams will serve as his director of strategic innovations and, “lead work on key second-term policy priorities.” “Sam’s knowledge of Portland City Hall and ...
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Democrats in Congress will hold at least 2 hearings about Wall Street's practices following the GameStop short-squeeze

Sherrod Brown. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File Democrats in Congress will hold at least two hearings on Wall Street and online trading. Rep. Maxine Waters announced she will convene a hearing in the Financial Services Committee. Robinhood received immense backlash for limiting purchases of GameStop and AMC stock. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Democrats in both the House and the Senate have announced plans to hold hearings into Wall Street's practices and the inn...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Congress, Senate, Amc, Trends, House, Reddit, SEC, Michigan, Robinhood, Silver Lake, Gamestop, Vlad Tenev, Brown

Rep. Madison Cawthorn pivots from decrying a 'Free Speech' crackdown to plug his free shipping promo code on his merchandise website

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C. House Television via AP Rep. Madison Cawthorn on Thursday in a tweet abruptly pivoted from talking about the First Amendment to plugging his online merchandise store.  "First they came for our Free Speech," Cawthorn tweeted, "next they'll come for our Free Shipping on orders $50 or more with promo code: FREEDOM50." The freshman Republican tweeted a link to his website, which sells a variety of products. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rep. ...
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Democrats reject GOP bid to split up Biden’s $1.9T coronavirus relief plan

By Lisa Mascaro and Josh Boak | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress and the White House rejected a Republican pitch to split President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan into smaller chunks on Thursday, with lawmakers appearing primed to muscle the sweeping economic and virus aid forward without GOP help. Despite Biden’s calls for unity, Democrats said the stubbornly high unemployment numbers and battered U.S. economy leave them unwilling to waste time courting Republ...
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Fudge Reveals Priorities as HUD Secretary in Senate Confirmation Hearing

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), sat for a confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, indicating that she may have an easier time being confirmed for the HUD leadership position than some political observers have anticipated. While the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program was not specifically brought up over the course of the...
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Welcome to 10 Things in Politics

Hi everyone,Brent Griffiths here. On Monday, we'll be launching our 10 Things in Politics newsletter. Each weekday morning, I'll be taking you through the biggest stories in politics - led by the breaking news, in-depth investigations, and scoops my Insider colleagues are publishing every day. Here's a peek at the types of stories you can expect from 10 Things in Politics:Washington's response to the GameStop stock fracas is creating some odd bedfellows, though not all of those are going over we...
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Third stimulus check updates: Democrats to ‘act big’ on $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package as GOP wants plan split

Democrats in Congress and the White House rejected a Republican pitch to split President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan into smaller chunks.
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LA Metro to spend $24 million to restore transit services cut by COVID-19

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted Thursday to reallocate about $24 million to restore transit service that was cut at the beginning of the pandemic. “Restoring service to our riders — many of whom are essential workers — is simply the right thing to do,” Supervisor Janice Hahn said in a Twitter post. The $24.3 million will be taken from the “Capital State of Good Repair” and “Other Operational Needs” categories and used to restore...
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